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Be a part of creating the fourth studio album by Devin Sinha!


My name is Devin Sinha, and I'm a singer/songwriter living just outside Seattle.  I'm here today because I'm beyond thrilled to be taking my fourth studio record to Kickstarter to bring you into the process of making my next album.

How You Can Help

Throughout my life, music has been essential to who I am and how I understand the world.  If you're reading this page right now, I believe you feel that way as well.  These songs are a part of me, and I would love to share them with you so you can make them your own.  For an independent artist such as my band-mates and I, our motivation and love of writing and performing is strengthened by community.  

We've been honored to be part of the music community over the past few years supporting our friends and other independent musicians. We'd deeply appreciate your help now with our own project so that we can create an album of the highest quality, and that we hope you will enjoy!  

I'd love to invite you into this project to be a part of the community of music supporters that help make this album a reality.  With your support, we will be able to produce the best music we possibly can, while offsetting the production costs for the album.  

We're hoping to raise enough money to cover the absolute essentials:  studio recording, production, mixing, and mastering.   Any additional funds raised by the campaign will go to material costs for creating CDs and Vinyl, digital distribution, and marketing.  Your contributions are essential to the creation of the music itself, and every dollar of the campaign will go directly into the album to support the team of producers and musicians lending their talent to this project.

This will be a full-length record, and our first that will be produced for vinyl in addition to CD.  We are in the late stages of recording the tracks for the new album and with your help we'll make something beautiful.

 You can listen to my previous albums and see music videos of our past work at www.DevinSinha.com. This can give you a great taste of my style and the quality of the studio and producer with whom I'm working.  Here is a track from my previous record, Our Fathers Were Lions. (https://music.devinsinha.com/track/backslider)


Creating a record is a very time consuming process, and doing it right requires quite a budget.  With this Kickstarter campaign, my minimum goal is to raise $6,500, which only covers the approximate cost of recording, mixing, and mastering  the album.  Below are the various steps I need to take to put out an album at the quality I can be proud of to share with you:

The funding I am hoping to raise through this campaign is just enough to cover the studio costs of recording, mixing, and mastering.  This includes:  

  • Time in studio
  • Paying additional musicians for the album - think drums, bass, strings, keyboard, backup singers, etc.
  • Recording tracks
  • Engineering
  • Production/Arranging
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

Additional costs I am covering - Outside of the Kickstarter goals 

  • Album artwork design and creation (4-panel CD wallets and Vinyl packaging)
  • Pressing and manufacturing Vinyl records
  • Creating CDs, CD wallets, registering for a UPC, and physical disk shipping.
  • Digital distribution costs (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Mp3, Xbox Music, etc.).
  • Mailing Kickstarter rewards to backers (shipping costs count toward the Kickstarter goal)
  • Press and Radio PR campaigns
  • Music Video(s)
  • Gas and other misc. expenses
  •  Kickstarter fees - 5% of my total plus 3% + $0.20 per pledge for transaction processing

 What about money beyond the base goal?

Any amount raised over the funding goal will go toward the other expenses listed earlier.

Devin Sinha Band at The Triple Door theater in Seattle, WA

T-Shirt/Poster Rewards

Here are examples of the Fox T-shirts mentioned in some of the perks on the right, in Grey (women's) or Slate (unisex). Also below are examples of the various poster options.

Heather gray womens fox t-shirt
Heather gray womens fox t-shirt
Unisex slate Fox t-shirt
Unisex slate Fox t-shirt
Fox poster
Fox poster
Lions poster
Lions poster
Shuttle poster
Shuttle poster

Achieving this stretch goal will allow me to send all physical product backers a brand new band pin!  This merch is brand new for the Kickstarter campaign, with art designed by Ariel Sinha.

Stretch goal Devin Sinha enamel pin design

Hitting this goal will allow me to go all-out on a deluxe colored-vinyl edition.  Rather than a single record in a single-sleeve case, I will create a 4-panel sleeved edition, complete with an 8-page insert of handwritten lyrics and more original artwork!  All backers of Vinyl reward packages will receive this edition, and anyone who participates in the Kickstarter and wants to add-on a Vinyl record to any other package will have the option to get this deluxe edition.

Hitting this goal will allow us to create a live in the studio music video of a song from the new record, with the exclusive live audio sent to all backers.

You can see examples of previous live performances at www.DevinSinha.com/videos, or one is below:

I understand that some of you would love to support me but can't afford it.  For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your amazingly kind intentions.  Please do me a favor by using the Kickstarter share tools to spread the word of this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Carrier Pigeon, Smoke Signal, or anything else.  Word of mouth can go a long way toward making a difference.

Thank you all, and I look forward to sharing this album with you.

Risks and challenges

There is certainly the risk of not getting fully funded. If I do not hit my funding goal, THE PROJECT FAILS AND I RECEIVE $0 IN FUNDING.

Overall, the risks vs reward are relatively minor as far as album completion goes. I am in the process of tracking the album, and I have full intention of having it mixed and mastered later this year. If this project is not funded, the album may take much longer to complete.

Assuming that I do not shuffle off this mortal coil, the album should be able to be completed shortly after this campaign closes, so you won't have to wait too long. I am aiming for a release Q1 of next year, to give me time to prepare a PR campaign around the album and make sure everything goes smoothly as far as CD and Vinyl manufacturing is concerned.

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    -High Five-

    I will include your name in my thank you and acknowledgements section of my digital liner notes for the album.

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    -Before it was Cool-

    Be among the first to hear the new songs with a pre-release digital download of the new album and your name in the thank you section of my digital liner notes.

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    -Let Me Hold It!-

    A physical CD copy of the new album, a digital copy of the album, and your name in the thank you section of the digital album liner notes.

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    - Spinning Wax -

    A vinyl copy of the new album, a digital copy of the album, and your name in the thank you section of the digital album liner notes.

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    -Threads & Tunes-

    A CD or vinyl copy of the new album, and one of the Fox t-shirts in slate or heather gray, depending on your preference.

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    -The CD Jukebox-

    Physical CD and digital copies of the new album, as well as my previous albums: Our Fathers Were Lions, Our Past and Present Futures, The Seventh Season, and The Albatross.

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    -Music, T-Shirt, and Poster-

    A CD or Vinyl of the new album, one of the Fox t-shirts in slate or heather gray, depending on your preference, and a signed, limited edition poster (fox, lion, or shuttle).

    I'll do my best to accommodate requests for which poster artwork you prefer, though quantities of each design are limited.

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    -The Concert VIPs-

    Everything from -Music, T-Shirt, and Poster-, plus VIP admission for you and a guest to my album release show. Plus, meet up with the band beforehand to grab a bite to eat (on me of course), and come hang out with us during sound check and backstage at the release show!

    Note, this show will be in the Seattle area and will be announced at a later date. If unable to attend, perhaps I can make it up to you with a longer personalized video / video chat session where I can play multiple songs, or admission to another show in the future.

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    -Inside the Studio-

    A CD or Vinyl of the new album, a digital download of the new album, a Fox t-shirt, signed poster, plus an invitation to join me at the recording studio in Woodinville, WA to see how the recording process works.

    You'll get a behind the scenes studio tour and hear some of the tracks in progress before anyone else! You must provide your own transportation and we must agree on a time to meet.

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    -The Performer-

    Everything from the Inside the Studio tier, and I will either record a personalized video of me playing one of my songs (or a cover if you prefer) for you OR if possible we can video chat and I'll play it live!

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    -The Muse-

    CD or Vinyl copy of the new album, a digital copy of the new album, Fox t-shirt, signed poster, and I will write and record a brand new acoustic song for you or a loved one. You can provide as much guidance as you'd like, as I want to make this as personal for you as I can.

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    -The #1 Fan-

    Everything from the The Muse tier, plus heavy discounts on all other Devin Sinha band merch for a year. You also get passes for you and a guest to all of my shows for one year following the release of the album.
    Note, this may exclude certain festivals and private events.

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    -The House Show-

    Everything from -The #1 Fan- tier, plus I'll come play an acoustic house show (or event) anywhere within 300 miles of Seattle, WA at an agreed upon time within 6 months of the new album release. Invite the whole neighborhood!

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Funding period

- (30 days)